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Hogan Lovells International LLP

Work Department

Transfer Pricing Consulting EMEA


Senior Director


Graham Poole has a passion for economics and transfer pricing, and is one of only a handful of people who can offer clients a combination of industry, consulting, litigation, and tax authority experience. He uses this to create solutions that are insightful and robust, but also pragmatic. He is senior director of economics and transfer pricing at Hogan Lovells.

Prior to joining Hogan Lovells, Graham was Her Majesty Revenue and Custom’s (HMRC) senior transfer pricing economist. At HMRC he advised on lead cases, Base Erosion and Profit Shifting  and general approaches to transfer pricing, avoidance schemes, and the diverted profits tax. Graham was an integral member of case teams working on contentious disputes and bi-lateral advance pricing agreement  negotiations, and helped conclude settlements and agreements in a number of areas. He was also part of HMRC’s diverted profits tax team, working party on taxation of the digital economy, and penalty consistency panel. In addition, he was a member of a Joint International Tax Shelter Information Collaboration working group. Graham was previously global head of transfer pricing at Cadbury Schweppes and has also worked for the Big Four, economic consulting and litigation in the United States.

Graham has been named in The Legal 500 for Tax Litigation and Investigations, and Euromoney / Legal Media Group’s Experts Guide as a Leading Transfer Pricing Advisor. In addition to advising clients, he has been engaged to provide expert opinions in several contentious matters. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Taxation, and was part of the group that created what is now its Transfer Pricing Options Paper.

Before starting work as a professional economist almost 25 years ago, Graham studied for a PhD at The University of Cambridge and Copenhagen Business School.


Danish (working)


International Fiscal Association, British Branch Committee Member


CTA (Fellow), Chartered Institute of Taxation, 2019
Ph.D., University of Cambridge, 1995
B.A., University of Cambridge, Hons, 1989

Lawyer Rankings

London > Dispute resolution > Tax litigation and investigations

Hogan Lovells International LLP‘s team stands out for its representation of clients in the technology, insurance and real estate sectors in high-value HMRC litigation and investigations. The group also has substantial expertise in international tax issues, including a focus on transfer pricing matters led by counsel Graham Poole, whose recent clients include eBay. Department head Rupert Shiers is a veteran of the tax litigation space; handling disputes with HMRC, as well as advising on the impact of tax issues in commercial disputes.